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Richard Larouche, M.Sc. photo of Richard Larouche
Postdoctoral fellow with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research Group
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Current Research:

Dr. Larouche’s research focuses primarily on active transportation (e.g., using non-motorized modes of transportation such as walking and cycling). He recently completed his PhD in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. His doctoral thesis examined the association between active transportation, physical activity levels, body composition, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and youth. Dr. Larouche’s postdoctoral research examines the correlates of children’s active transportation from a social-ecological perspective, with a view of informing future interventions. 

Research Team:

Before joining the HALO Group in September 2009, Dr. Larouche completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a Masters’ degree in Human Kinetics at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His Masters’ thesis focused on the evolution of physical activity from childhood to adulthood and on the impact of an experimental physical education program. His doctoral studies were supported by a Frederick Banting and Charles Best scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and an Excellence Scholarship from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Larouche is a member of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON), the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM), the Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN), and the Coalition Québécoise sur la problématique du poids.

Sample Publications:
Larouche, R., Saunders, T.J., Faulkner, G.E.J., Colley, R.C., Tremblay, M.S. (2014). Associations between active school transport and physical activity, body composition and cardiovascular fitness: a systematic review of 68 studies. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(1), 206-227.

Larouche, R., Faulkner, G., Fortier, M., Tremblay, M.S. (in press). Relationships among active transportation, physical activity, fitness and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents: the Canadian Health Measures Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Larouche, R. (2012). The environmental and population health benefits of active transport: A review. In G. Liu (Ed.) Greenhouse Gases – Emissions, Measurement and Management, pp. 413-440. InTech: Rijeka, Croatia.
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